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This Friday, “The Hunt” opens after a controversial period which saw its release delayed. The combination of a tragic shooting in the United States, as well as a manufactured scandal about the plot of the film, led to it moving to its current March release date. To that end, we wanted to talk a bit about controversial movies today. Do you have one that you’re particularly fond of? If so, now’s the time to say so.
Among the most controversial films of all time, you have to look at Martin Scorsese‘s “The Last Temptation of Christ,” as well as Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen‘s “The Interview.” Scorsese’s depiction of a certain religious figure drew the ire of scores, while the latter actually incurred the wrath of North Korea, leading directly to the infamous Sony hacks. No matter how you slice it, those are some controversial movies. Going a bit further back you have Stanley Kubrick‘s “A Clockwork Orange,” which was banned in England for years.
Others of this ilk, to differing degrees, include “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” “Last Tango in Paris,” and “The Passion of the Christ.” They each are among the scores of titles that have generated controversy before, during, or after their release. In fact, in some cases, the controversial nature of the material ended up leading to more business than it would have otherwise received.
Now, we turn things over to you. When it comes to controversial cinema, do you have a go-to title? Are you anticipating “The Hunt” because of its controversy? No matter what you think, we’re interested in your opinion. Let us know!